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Trainer Tips (27)

How to Use NVC with Talkative Friends

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:21 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:21 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: "Could you explore why people 'talk too much' and how I could connect with them and myself empathically when I'm also talking too much?"

Judging Feelings

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:12 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:12 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: Is it a good idea to use NVC on persistent guilt, anger or depression without the aid of others?

Move in to Conflict - Don't Back Up!

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed how often we back up when we find ourselves in a conflict? Or how much we try to pull away when someone is angry or in emotional pain?

Control as a Need

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: "I often hear people say that someone did something because of a need for control. Control is actually a strategy that is often confused with a need."

Two-Way Street Empathy and Honesty

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:03 hours:minutes/seconds
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:03 hours:minutes/seconds
Ask the Trainer: "I recently attended an NVC workshop where the focus was entirely upon empathy, and expressing honestly was not covered. Aren't empathy and honesty both vital NVC components?"

Protective Use of Force with Children

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:09 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:09 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: Can you help me connect with my needs behind the protective use of force I use with my children?

Meeting Needs While Caretaking

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:07 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:07 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: Can all needs be met when illness limits the capacity of one person to meet the needs of her partner?

Taking a Leap

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: "Sometimes we are dissatisfied in our primary relationship, yet the thought of making a change is scary, so we stay in it. Sometimes we think we're afraid to learn the truth, so we don't ask direct questions."

Never Compromise

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: Never Compromise, because that is where you share the resentment 50/50.

Mediating with a Group

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 1-2 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: People struggle to come to agreement when they don’t feel heard. So as a mediator, facilitate the process by asking all parties to reflect the essence of what's important to other parties. This is critical. Once everyone is confident that their needs have…

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